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MBA Applicant Trends for 2018

Each year the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) conducts a thorough and wide-ranging survey of MBA applicants designed to shed light on the admissions process, highlight interesting trends, and serve as a useful tool for business school admissions officers as they survey the landscape and plan for future application cycles. The results of […]

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How the GMAT is a Stepping Stone for Success in Business School

Business school applicants have come to understand the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) as a standardized exam in MBA admissions. While it is common knowledge that a good GMAT score will help aspiring students get into their preferred MBA program, many often question the test’s actual relevance in the field of business and why it […]

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What is Different About an Executive MBA? {Infographic}

A full-time, two-year MBA isn’t for everyone — especially if you work full-time and don’t want to put everything on hold for a couple years. There are increasingly-popular alternatives, including the Executive MBA. The Executive MBA is specifically designed for the businessperson who is more advanced in his or her career. The degree can help […]

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Changes to the Official GMAT Practice Exams

It’s been said that the only certainty in life is change. So it is with the GMAT as well. A few weeks ago we brought you up to speed on the new, 30-minute shorter GMAT exam. With the dust having settled on that news, the GMAC decided to roll out another set of changes regarding […]

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What the GMAT Integrated Reasoning Section Tests

If you’re trying to prepare for something, it’s probably a good idea to know what you’re facing. Or, as the famous military strategist Sun Tzu said, “Know thy enemy.” When it comes to the GMAT Integrated Reasoning section, there are a lot of moving parts. There are four major question types, some of which involve […]

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New [Shorter] GMAT Format Launches April 16, 2018

Good news, GMAT test takers! Effective April 16, 2018, the length of the GMAT exam will be shortened by 30 minutes. The total test time on the updated exam will now be 3.5 hours instead of 4 hours, including breaks and instructions. Same GMAT exam, fewer questions How was the GMAC able to accomplish this feat? […]

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GMAT Number Theory: How to Reason Your Way to a Right Answer

The GMAT is a reasoning test. It’s not a math test. It’s not an English grammar test. It’s not a writing test. Sure, there are elements of all of that in the questions you have to answer. But ultimately, the GMAT is a reasoning test. For proof, look no further than the names of the […]

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Is the GMAT Predictive of Success in Business School?

It’s the million dollar question, and I get it from prospective clients all the time: Why do I need to take the GMAT in the first place? What they’re really asking is, How is the GMAT relevant to success in business school? It’s easy to dismiss the GMAT as testing a lot of things that […]

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Understanding Pi on the GMAT – Happy Pi Day!

It’s Pi Day, March 14th (3.14)! In celebration, I want to share a quick mindset about Pi that I think you’ll find really helpful. I had a student ask me recently how to “solve for pi” in GMAT geometry questions. We went back and forth and it turns out she was really confused about the concept […]

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Solving GMAT Factorials

GMAT problem solving questions that contain the words “How many ways…?” may land you in a situation where you have to deal with factorials. Of course, we have useful strategies for getting certain of these types of questions right without resorting to combinatorics. However, sometimes the fastest and easiest way to answer these questions is […]

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